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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's planned game subscription service for iOS will only include paid titles, not freemium ones, and will pay developers based on user play time   —  - Devices take a back seat to video, news, gaming subscriptions  — Company tries biggest strategy change since the iPhone in 2007
Mar 23, 2019, 10:55 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple has signed up Vox for its upcoming news subscription service; other Vox Media properties will not participate initially   —  Apple Inc. signed Vox to be part of an upcoming subscription service for newspaper and magazine readers, according to a person familiar with the matter …
Mar 21, 2019, 8:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's video service will feature mostly content from partners at launch, with the first slew of its own shows coming later in the year   —  - IPhone maker is said to push for HBO, Showtime and Starz deals  — Magazine bundle, Apple Pay upgrades are also coming this month
Mar 13, 2019, 8:05 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has been testing a sleep tracking feature for Apple Watch for several months in California, and could add it to the Watch by 2020   —  - Company holding studies at headquarters to track sleep habits  — Function would compete with wearables from Fitbit and Withings
Feb 26, 2019, 7:20 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to let developers port their iPad apps to Mac using a new SDK that will be released as early as June at WWDC   —  - This year, it will be easier to turn iPad apps into Mac apps  — App merger initiative comes as Apple plans its own Mac chips
Feb 20, 2019, 6:15 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will unveil both its video and news subscription offerings at a March 25 event   —  - Company also plans to unveil news service at March 25 event  — New subscription offerings may boost revenue of key segment  —  Apple Inc. is planning to unveil video …
Feb 13, 2019, 7:40 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
In filing to CA's DMV, Apple says its test drivers disengaged its self driving vehicles' autonomous mode about once per mile, compared to Waymo's ~11,017 miles   —  - California disengagement report suggests company is lagging  — Tech giant has worked on the technology for about three years
Feb 13, 2019, 2:10 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Longtime Apple employee and iPhone exec Frank Casanova named as Apple's first head of product marketing for AR   —  - Company is betting on augmented reality as major initiative  — Apple veteran Casanova helped market the iPhone via carriers  —  Apple Inc. assigned a longtime iPhone executive …
Feb 11, 2019, 9:05 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Facebook acquires computer vision startup GrokStyle, whose tech is used in IKEA's app to let users find furniture similar to that in their photos   —  Facebook Inc. said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle Inc. in a move to bolster the social-media company's own AI work.
Feb 8, 2019, 4:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
In a filing, Apple says it stores Russian users' data, like names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, on Russian servers to comply with a local law   —  - User information limited to customer names and contact details  — Apple made similar agreement in China last year for iCloud
Feb 4, 2019, 7:00 PMIn context

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